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Studio Ossidiana Translates Elements of Persian Gardens Into Lively Materials Exhibition

Studio Ossidiana Translates Elements of Persian Gardens Into Lively Materials Exhibition
Studio Ossidiana Translates Elements of Persian Gardens Into Lively Materials Exhibition, © Kyoungtae Kim
© Kyoungtae Kim

Studio Ossidiana, founded by Alessandra Covini and Tomas Dirrix, investigates architectural materials through experimental research projects. Their recent work "Petrified Carpets" explores the "ideal garden" found in Persian carpets and will be showcased at the Dutch Design Festival of 2016 along with other exhibitions.

© Kyoungtae Kim © Kyoungtae Kim © Kyoungtae Kim © Kyoungtae Kim + 30

© Kyoungtae Kim
© Kyoungtae Kim
© Kyoungtae Kim
© Kyoungtae Kim

"The carpet is interpreted here as a planimetric representation of a garden."

The exhibition is essentially a collection of concrete architectural objects, which represent or resemble specific components of a Persian garden (i.e. the central fountain, the kiosk, the doorways to the garden, etc).

© Kyoungtae Kim
© Kyoungtae Kim

Studio Ossidiana explored various strategies in casting and texturizing the concrete to form specific translations of the acclaimed gardens. Combining pigments, stones, sand and cement in different ratios suggests the multiple contours, tones, and shades of gardens.

© Kyoungtae Kim
© Kyoungtae Kim

Each of their objects possesses a stunning expressiveness that attracts the wandering eye. Having collaborated with the high-end prefabricated concrete manufacturer, Hurks, each object was constructed to expose "lively and bright characters of its material."

© Kyoungtae Kim
© Kyoungtae Kim

Alongside graphic designers Team Thursday, Studio Ossidiana is currently at work on a publication about Petrified Carpets with the photos from Kyoungtae Kim. Their installation — produced for "In No Particular Order," an exhibition curated by Agata Jaworska — was supported by the Talent Development Program of the Creative Industries Fund NL.

© Kyoungtae Kim
© Kyoungtae Kim

News Via: Studio Ossidiana

Cite: Natalina Lopez. "Studio Ossidiana Translates Elements of Persian Gardens Into Lively Materials Exhibition" 13 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/799062/studio-ossidiana-translates-elements-of-persian-gardens-into-lively-materials-exhibition/> ISSN 0719-8884